Tina Johnson takes on environmental racism

CURATED NEWS

Curated News

The curated news page contains a roundup of the most compelling current and/or timeless news stories about climate change, pulled from the most significant sources— newspapers, scientific studies, magazines, books, films, available video and audio streams, universities and organizations. 

  • If you are curious about last year’s top stories: here’s a link to the most pertinent climate change stories from the New York Times in 2021
  • If you are interested in how the media understood and covered the incredible heat oppressing the Pacific Northwest in June and July, 2021, take a look at this very well analyzed and synthesized piece by Carbon Brief. 
  • If you are wondering about how climate change change was discussed as part of the television media coverage on the devastating Hurricane Ian, you might be interested in what Media Matters discovered as they explored that issue. 
  • To start with, the scientific facts: "Scientists have repeatedly warned that global warming is making storms like Ian stronger and wetter and even proved the extent to which human-caused warming has increased the damage caused by specific storms. Already, a study has suggested that Ian dumped 10% more rain than it would have otherwise due to climate change. Compounding the intensity of the storm are rising sea levels which multiply what can be the most dangerous aspect of storms on the coast: storm surge. 
  • With few exceptions, the relationship between our warming planet and the characteristics of Hurricane Ian were not part of national TV news coverage. MSNBC aired the most connections to climate among the cable networks, with 17, followed by CNN with 15. MSNBC and CNN combined aired 32 segments that mentioned climate change in relation to Hurricane Ian, or 4%. More on Fox News climate mentions below. “Media Matters explored the 57 hours of media coverage (including 1,020 segments) focused on Hurricane Ian between September 24-28 and found that only 4% of coverage connected the storm to climate change. Of the 46 times climate change was discussed, 7 of those mentions, all appearing on Fox News, were in the context of climate denial.

Tina Johnson takes on environmental racism

By Elise Koepke
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement has gained sweeping momentum, sparking sustained nationwide protests and a national conversation on systemic racism. An element of that systemic injustice is environmental…
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The philanthropic banker donated the estate that now houses the history-making Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
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Moral Injury: Repairing the Hidden Cost of Journalism

Reporters who witness immense suffering can experience “a wound on the soul.” A recent webinar discussed these wounds and how newsrooms can support mental healing.
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Controversial Alaskan Mine Receives a Push From the Trump Administration

A proposed rare earth element mine on a mountainous island in Alaska is at the center of a geopolitical conflict and an environmental crisis.
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The childcare crisis is hurting the planet

The mom behind a viral tweet about pandemic parenting says our inability to prioritize child care is harming the climate movement.
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Experts raise questions over ‘scary’ heart studies

Two studies sparked fear that COVID-19 causes heart inflammation in people without symptoms. Some experts are questioning those findings.
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3 killed in fresh wildfires in Northern California

In addition to the deaths, the famous Chateau Boswell winery is gone, a community of tiny homes for homeless people has burned, and an untold number of houses are feared lost.
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As Miami keeps building, rising seas deepen its social divide

As developers eye higher ground, communities of color will likely bear the heaviest burden from the changes wrought by climate change.
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Why environmental justice needs to be on the docket in the presidential debates: Derrick Z. Jackson

When Fox News announced the lineup of topics for the upcoming presidential debate, climate change and environmental justice were nowhere to be seen. Among the many lamentable things about that is that moderator Chris Wallace,…
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Human activity is increasing severity and frequency of major marine heatwaves

Marine heatwaves have become more than 20 times more frequent over the past 40 years due to human activity and the burning of greenhouse gases, according to a new study published in the journal Science.
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